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“You can look over the past and future of your trip along Shimanami Kaido Highway.”

Mt. Kiro Observatory Park
Ranked #1 of 106 things to do in Imabari
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I took a Shinkansen train from Osaka to Fukuyama, and rented a car there to make a trip along Shimanami Kaido Highway. From Onomichi, I had drove through Mukojima, Innoshima, Ikuchijima, Omishima, Hakatajima, and Oshima Islands, and was going to "land" Shikoku Island. I could overlook much of the route on the top of the observatory. But the road to there was a narrow one, and, for my surprise, I had to pass a big tour coach on the way. So, please be careful when you drive or cycle.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

of the vast expanse of the Kurushima Kaikyo Suspension bridge, the Seto inland seas and other islands, and even the strong currents between the islands creating the swirls of water.
Too early to also enjoy the numerous sakura trees just below the observation decks. must be truly beautiful on a clear day.

Thank gy820
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

good view and must visit if you go Shikoku but seem not so many people go here as the ground getting some moss. so slippery. overall view is stunning. the view could see so many islands and bridges. love it.

Thank iamface
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

しまなみ海道サイクリングの途中で行きました。8段変速で登るのはなかなかツライが、頑張って行く価値はあります。駐車場だけでなく、上の展望台をお忘れなく。360度のパノラマが観れます。
Visited on the way of Shimanami Sea Routes. Hard to climb by bicycle, but worth to do hard job. Try !
Takes more than 30 minutes to go from R137, just 10 minutes to get down.
Sun set would be the best.
英語は文字にカウントしないのはおかしいともう。

Thank 759u1
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We drove across the Shimanami expressway and the first stop was at this Observation Point on Oshima Island. It was quite a winding drive up the hill, and we noticed many brave cyclists along the way.
At the top, simply beautiful and absolutely fantastic, the views overlooking the bridge which we had just crossed, and all the surrounding areas. We also took in the lovely fresh air on this summit.
At a souvenir store, my wife was so happy to have found Imabari made cotton scarves, at a good price, that she bought a dozen of them.

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